Nearly 30 years after the release of “British Steel,” English heavy metal icon Judas Priest will celebrate the anniversary with a special tour of...

Nearly 30 years after the release of “British Steel,” English heavy metal icon Judas Priest will celebrate the anniversary with a special tour of the United States. During the venture, roughly outlined with nine dates, the band will perform the 1980 album in its entirety, as well as other classic hits.

The anniversary tour is currently scheduled to run from July 1 at The Family Arena in Charles, MO, through August 5 at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, CA. Additional tour dates and ticket on-sale information will be announced leading up to the tour.

Most summer performances will feature heavy metal compatriots Whitesnake as a special guest. This is the second time the English bands have toured together, with Whitesnake joining Judas Priest on a headlining tour of South America in 2005.

Judas Priest is celebrating the anniversary of its 1980 album “British Steel,” which includes one of the band’s lasting hits, “Breaking the Law.” Since its release, the band has produced ten additional records, including the June 2008 double-disc concept record, “Nostradomus.”

According to a statement from the band, Whitesnake will also perform several headlining dates during its summer tour of the States. The band expects to be on the road nationally for its April 2008 release, “Good to be Bad,” through September 2009.


Judas Priest / Whitesnake itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

July 1Charles, MOThe Family Arena
July 3St. Paul, MNTaste of Minnesota @ Harriet Island
July 9Toronto, ONMolson Amphitheatre
July 11Holmdel, NJPNC Bands Arts Center
July 12Wantagh, NYNikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 17Walker, MNMoondance Jam 18
July 18Cadott, WIChippewa Valley Rock Fest *
August 2Universal City, CAGibson Amphitheatre
August 5Costa Mesa, CAOC Fair @ Pacific Amphitheatre

* Judas Priest only

Last Updated on March 23, 2009 by By Allison Reitz